Injectables

Wrinkle Relaxants and Dermal Fillers

Would you like to stop the ageing process in its tracks without undergoing a surgical procedure? Injectable wrinkle relaxants and dermal fillers could be the answer you’ve been searching for.

Dr Lisa Friederich offers wrinkle relaxants and dermal fillers to her patients to help them achieve a more youthful aesthetic without the downtime and cost associated with surgical procedures. These treatments may even be used together, and/or in conjunction with surgery to provide the best possible outcomes. Dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxants can be performed at your initial consultation if you wish.

Wrinkle relaxants:

Wrinkle relaxing injections utilise a naturally-occurring protein which relaxes the muscles, smoothing out the appearance of lines and wrinkles. When these relaxants are applied correctly, they won’t make you look “frozen”, and you’ll still retain full natural movement and facial expressions.

The amount of anti-wrinkle injectable required varies from person to person depending on your unique physiology and circumstances. Dr Lisa Friederich will be able to advise you on this during your consultation.

Generally no anaesthesia is required for wrinkle relaxing injections; a very fine needle is used which causes only minimal discomfort for a very short time, and most people are able to go back to their everyday life immediately afterwards. However, if it is required, it is possible to numb the area prior to the treatment.

If you are undergoing anti-wrinkle injectables for the first time, you should begin to notice some effects after a few days, but the full effects will not be apparent for between 7 and 14 days. These effects should then last for between 3 to 4 months. When spaced appropriately, subsequent treatments should take effect faster, and may provide slightly longer-lasting results.

Anti-wrinkle injectables are generally used to treat:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • “Bunny” lines
  • Lip border
  • Mouth lines
  • Jawline
  • Chin

Dermal fillers:

Dermal fillers are also able to address the effects of ageing by re-adding volume to areas which may have lost their laxity, leaving you with “hollows”. When fillers are applied properly, they can provide very natural results. Dermal fillers do not relax the muscles, they simply restore or enhance volume.

The amount of dermal filler required for you will depend on your unique circumstances and goals for your treatment. Dr Lisa will be able to advise you of this at your consultation.

Dermal fillers are administered via a very fine needle. You may experience some discomfort during this process, but it is generally not too painful. If you wish, it is possible for the area to be numbed prior to your treatment.

The results of your dermal fillers should be immediately obvious, but it may take a couple of days for your final results to settle and become apparent. It is also possible that you may experience some bruising and tightness around the treated area; this should subside quickly. Most people are able to return to their usual activities immediately following dermal filler treatment.

Dermal fillers are biodegradable and biocompatible. Your results should last between 6 and 12 months, but are not permanent.

Dermal fillers are generally used to treat:

  • Under eyes (tear trough)
  • Nose shape
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lips Chin
  • Deep lines and wrinkles

FAQs

Wrinkle relaxants are made up of a naturally-occurring protein, which works to relax the muscles, smoothing out the appearance of the skin. Wrinkle relaxants are administered with the use of a very fine needle. This means that there is minimal discomfort during treatment. In most cases, anaesthesia is not required but it is possible to numb the treatment area before the injections are administered if necessary.

Wrinkle relaxants can be used to treat a number of concerns, including forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, and ‘bunny’ lines. They can also be used to rejuvenate the overall appearance of the skin, particularly in areas of the face such as the chin, jaw line, mouth, and lip borders.

When you have anti-wrinkle injections for the first time, it will usually take a few days before you notice some effects. The full effects of the treatment will become apparent between 7 and 14 days after you have been injected. The effects of the treatment will generally last between three and four months. Subsequent treatments will generally take effect faster, and may provide longer-lasting results. For best possible results, regular treatments are advised.

If you would like to request an anti-ageing injectables appointment with Dr Lisa Friederich, or for further information on these treatments, please do not hesitate to contact us.